The UNDP GoAL WaSH programme (Governance, Advocacy and Leadership in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) was established in 2008 to accelerate achievement of the water and sanitation Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and now continues for the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The program is delivered through UNDP Country Offices and strategically managed by the UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

The overarching aim of the programme is to enhance the performance of the drinking water and sanitation sectors in partner countries for effective, equitable and sustainable service delivery. It is presently being implemented in 12 countries and one region.

GoAL WaSH specifically targets countries with low water and sanitation coverage with a special attention to fragile and post conflict states where donor support to the water and sanitation sectors is often low or non-existent.